The server biz is still booming thanks to customers buying up x86 boxes. The current worldwide economic agitation doesn't seem to have affected with major vendors with all of the big names shipping more metal in the second quarter of 2008 than the same period last year, according to the latest bean counting from Gartner.
Global shipments of servers grew by 12.2 per cent in Q2 compared to the same period last year, according to Gartner. Total revenues from servers also grew 5.7 per cent worldwide year-over-year.
The biggest gains were from Dell, which remained third in overall revenue — but licked a lot of stamps in Q2 and shipped nearly 25 per cent more machines year-over-year.
"In spite of economic constraints in some markets like the United States, on a worldwide basis, servers continued to grow in the second quarter of the year," said Jeffrey Hewitt, veep of research at Gartner. "The most significant driver in the quarter continued to be an upswing of x86 server replacements that started in the first quarter."
Dell gains ground in server market
Posted on Saturday, Aug 30 2008 @ 07:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Register reports Dell increased its server shipments by nearly 25 percent year-over-year in the second quarter: